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Stuart Hollimon

Oil and Gas Disputes

Mediator and Arbitrator

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Stuart Hollimon is a former Chairman of the Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. Best Lawyers named him Lawyer of the Year in Oil and Gas Law in Houston in 2015 and Lawyer of the Year in Oil and Gas Law in Dallas/Fort Worth in 2023.

Mr. Hollimon's career has focused on lawsuits and arbitrations relating to the upstream and midstream segments of the oil and gas industry. ​He has been lead counsel in major energy litigation in state and federal courts. In addition, he has extensive arbitration experience and is a member of the American Arbitration Association Panel of Arbitrators.

Stuart Hollimon's oil and gas litigation and arbitration experience includes:

  • Royalty underpayment cases

  • Overriding royalty cases

  • Area of mutual interest disputes

  • Post-production expense disputes

  • Preferential right of purchase disputes

  • Conveyancing disputes

  • Lease termination cases

  • Implied covenant litigation

  • Operating agreement disputes

  • Gas purchase contract disputes

  • Gas processing agreement disputes

  • Claims under asset purchase and sale agreements

  • Audit of gas processing plant operations

  • Breach of lease acquisition and development agreement

  • Take-or-pay disputes 

  • Voting rights dispute under JOA

  • Title defect claims

  • Lease reassignment dispute 

  • Operator overcharges under COPAS

  • Gas storage facility dispute

In addition, Mr. Hollimon has represented buyers and sellers in purchases and sales of oil and gas properties. In recent times, he has handled acquisitions and divestments of producing properties having an aggregate value in excess of $4 billion. 


  • Author, The Emerging Concept of Negative Royalty Payments, Texas Oil & Gas Journal, Winter 2019

  • Author, The Executive Duty: Here We Go Again, The Advocate, Winter 2019

  • Author, Clifton v. Koontz, 160 Tex. 82, 325 SW2d 684 (1959), Ch. 8, Landmarks of a Century in Oil and Gas Law—Twenty Cases That Shaped Texas Oil and Gas Jurisprudence, 2017

  • Author, Comparison of Surface Access in Certain Oil and Gas Producing States, AUREO Annual Meeting, September 2014

  • Author, Current Issues in Royalty Calculations, Advanced Oil, Gas & Energy Resources Law, October 4, 2013


  • Chairman, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section, State Bar of Texas

  • Acritas Star for outstanding performance (2018 & 2019)

  • Featured in “Who’s Who in Energy,” Houston Business Journal (2016)

  • Recognized as a leading Energy Litigation lawyer in the United States, The US Legal 500 (2015-2019)

  • Lawyer of the Year in Oil and Gas Law in Houston, Best Lawyers (2015)

  • Lawyer of the Year in Oil and Gas Law in Dallas/Fort Worth, Best Lawyers (2023)

  • Avvo Top Rated Lawyer (2021)

  • Featured as one of the "Best Lawyers in Dallas" in Energy & Natural Resources, D Magazine (2013, 2015, 2017, 2018)

  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America, Oil and Gas Law (2010-2023) 

  • Recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer in Energy & Natural Resources, Super Lawyers by Thomson Reuters (published in Texas Monthly) (2003-2020)

  • ​Named Top Notch Lawyer in Oil and Gas, Texas Lawyer (2007)

  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rating

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